The Metrology area has a commitment to society. Its necessary to meet the growing demand for metrological services in different segments, with more quality and developing high-level research.
Measurements in the radiation area should provide guarantees, confidence to the consumer its has the best in terms of services. New and better products and processes also raise the country's competitiveness, promoting the improvement of people's quality of life. Metrology is essential for appropriate levels of safety to be maintained in order to support measurements covering the areas of health, industry, environment, agriculture, power generation.
In Brazil, millions of people are diagnosed and treated in radiotherapy procedures, diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. There are 63 million radiology procedures a year, nine million procedures in radiotherapy, covering 450,000 patients a year. It is essential that the doses received by patients are correct and that radiation detectors equipment perform measurements accurately.
In industry, techniques like gammagraphy allow us to identify structural defects in materials and even in the national oil exploration program metrology is of particular importance. Nuclear technology is used also in the sterilization of medical and surgical materials and biological tissues, irradiation of spices, research in favor of the environment, to combat agricultural pests and the preservation of documents and goods of historical and cultural heritage. The generation of electricity in nuclear power plants also strongly depends on the metrology area.
The IRD works in favor of the health and safety of the public and workers exposed to radiation, promoting the preservation of the environment. It is the laboratory designated by the lnmetro as a reference in the area of ionizing radiation, through its National Metrology Laboratory of Ionizing Radiation. It is responsible for conducting, maintenance and dissemination of magnitudes related to ionizing radiation in Brazil.
Themes for the submission of papers:
The papers presented at the II CBMRI will be organized according to the following topics: